There have been so many origin stories about vampires, but writer/artistJason Dube’s take on it is a unique. His story, told in comic book form, is about twin sisters Lylith & Mara. They’re half human and half demon and eventually become the first vampire and first succubus in Lylith & Mara: Sisters of the Dark. The story was written and created by Jason Dube, while the art and colors were done by Frederick Allison Jr.
Lylith & Mara are twin sisters and the original Vampire and Succubus from who all other vampire races were evolved from. Born and raised in “The Dark”, their destiny seems clear cut until on the age of their “becoming” when something within them stirs. A conflict between power and desires struggles with a morality of a soul they didn’t realized existed.
The story is a unique take on the vampire mythos. The twins are half-human and half-demon, so it makes for an interesting origin story. However, I would have liked to see more of the girls at a younger age. In a comic book, it is hard to get every scene in 20 pages, so I know the reasons for not including more. I hope that there is another issue to expand the twins’ story in the human world. There seems to be a huge time gap from when they escape Hell to when they enter the human world. I have to say there is a lot of info to continue the tale.
The art is a mix of anime and animation. It also seems cartoonish; the colors really pop off the page. The demons are jagged and look dangerous. Overall, I liked the art. It gets the story across on the pages. Again, I can’t wait to see what else is in store for the world of the comic. I feel like there is so much more to be done.